3M Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Senior Sales Representative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Poor salary. Decent benefits. Car for sales people.

    Cons

    Micro-manage. Managers ego maniacs. Boys club. Men who perform poorly get promoted not fired.

  2. Great innovative company with lots of room to explore new ideas

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    This company really helps push you to create new ideas and help make things more efficient. They have all the necessary resources to make sure you can perform the best.

    Cons

    In my experience, I did not get as much feedback on my performance as I would have liked. In the two years I have worked there I have not had a performance review.

    Advice to Management

    Challenge your staff more, as well as provide more feedback related to the quality of their work. Expose your employees to the other aspects within their division.

  3. great place to do well and even move ahead in a careee

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Intern in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great salary, more nependence, top infrastructur

    Cons

    not many to be honest

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  5. Great Company!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Business Director in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Global Business Director in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Conglomerate that offers opportunity of career development within different functions and different businesses. This flexibility is an added value to keep employees motivated and challenges the ones that need to learn and develop themselves.

    Cons

    Not as flexible as other specialized companies, where they can act faster due to the prioritization process that exist in big companies, especially when you have different businesses which makes it more complex

    Advice to Management

    Great leadership team! It would be great for the middle management to have more access to the executives live, not only through webstream

  6. Stable Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3M

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work/life balance, good pay and benefits. Strong Midwestern values and people are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Facilities need updating, lots of red tape, rigid management structure. Promotions can be slow.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing young professionals. Outline clear career paths.

  7. Split , between good and bad. Everything is different between a contract worker or fulltimer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN
    Current Employee - Lab Technician in Maplewood, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly people at times, good learning environment.

    Cons

    Going from contract to full time due to politics. Big pay difference between full time and contract workers. If you are a contract worker you are at the bottom of the totem pole.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication.

  8. Helpful (1)

    3M Management

    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Field Operations Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at 3M full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good pay, great perks...

    Cons

    You are expendable. Regardless who you are, how long you've efficiently served in your role. As soon as short term financial gain shows itself - your division will be segmented, and your position is GONE. Period - but it's only business, nothing personal.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a detailed journal on your financial achievements, ALWAYS do things according to a short term financial plan. Long term thought is not a part of the culture, and won't make a bit of difference when short term gain shows itself...

  9. Helpful (1)

    Ugh...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Analyst in Saint Paul, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High salary. For an entry level Supply Chain Analyst out of college the base salary is 68k-75k plus bonus.

    Cons

    No access to sunlight. The buildings smell. Cramped cubicle and office life. People don't leave the company so a lot of people are there 30+ years and over 45% are due to retire in the next 5 years. 3M is very metric-centric. Get used to being chained with golden handcuffs bent over a laptop working on excel spreadsheets in your cube or office. Management is known for being micomanagers. There is no training for new employees. The company is not environmentally friendly--despite what they like to spin to the public. The buildings are dirty and floors are not vacuumed regularly. The people in the St Paul offices are not friendly. Do not come here if you are in your 20s or early 30s and want to make a difference. Only choose 3M if you need a high salary, don't care about the environment or sustainability and don't have a family you want to see at night. Salaried employees are expected to work 10-12 hour days.

    Advice to Management

    Training for employees would be nice.

  10. Helpful (8)

    Process Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3M

    Pros

    Great work experience. Good environment for learning and growing.

    Cons

    Worked 50hours plus per week. No time for personal life. Upper management is micro managing.

  11. Planning and Scheduling intricate and demanding manufacturing

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Run Mtg No Glamor, But Part of Teamwork Needed to Serve Customers in Hutchinson, MN
    Current Employee - Run Mtg No Glamor, But Part of Teamwork Needed to Serve Customers in Hutchinson, MN

    I have been working at 3M

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    3M is as good as any company there is. Ethical leadership and well managed overall. Per capita, the ding-dong factor among employees is better.

    Cons

    Some individuals aren't diligent, diplomatic, or considerate enough in getting what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the long term and focus on daily averages and not month end or quarter end. Long term customer satisfaction, growing markets, and ongoing profitability are far more important.

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